Decide on the VPN provider you want to go with, it must support OpenVPN at the time of writing this article. Once you have a subscription with them you will need to obtain their config files. 


In the example below I am using the VyprVPN service. You can find their config files here.


You will need to look for a .crt file and the .opvn file of the server location you want to connect to. 


The .crt file will contain something like this:

 

<ca>
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEpDCCA4ygAwIBAgIJANd2Uwt7SabsMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBBQUAMIGSMQswCQYD
VQQGEwJLWTEUMBIGA1UECBMLR3JhbmRDYXltYW4xEzARBgNVBAcTCkdlb3JnZVRv
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Gq3tLVeC54g7XZIc7X0S9avgAE7h9SuRYmsSzvLTtiP1obMCHB5ebQ==
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
</ca>

 

The .opvn file will contain something like this:


client
dev tun
proto udp
remote uk1.vyprvpn.com 443
resolv-retry infinite
nobind
persist-key
persist-tun
persist-remote-ip
;ca ca.vyprvpn.com.crt
tls-remote uk1.vyprvpn.com
auth-user-pass
comp-lzo
verb 3
auth SHA256
cipher AES-256-CBC
keysize 256
tls-cipher DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:DHE-DSS-AES256-SHA:AES256-SHA

 

You would then need to put these two together. The block of text starting with "client" will go at the top. Followed by the block of text starting with "<ca>".


In VyprVPN's case the .opvn file contains both together as below. Copy this and paste it into the "Config" box on the VPN page of the router.


Config:


  

client
dev tun
proto udp
remote uk1.vyprvpn.com 443
resolv-retry infinite
nobind
persist-key
persist-tun
persist-remote-ip
;ca ca.vyprvpn.com.crt
tls-remote uk1.vyprvpn.com
auth-user-pass
comp-lzo
verb 3
auth SHA256
cipher AES-256-CBC
keysize 256
tls-cipher DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA:DHE-DSS-AES256-SHA:AES256-SHA

<ca>
-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
MIIEpDCCA4ygAwIBAgIJANd2Uwt7SabsMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBBQUAMIGSMQswCQYD
VQQGEwJLWTEUMBIGA1UECBMLR3JhbmRDYXltYW4xEzARBgNVBAcTCkdlb3JnZVRv
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8fTiv6NZtHgUOllMq7ymlV7ut+BPp20rjBdOCNn2Q7dNCKIkI45qkwHtXjzFXIxz
Gq3tLVeC54g7XZIc7X0S9avgAE7h9SuRYmsSzvLTtiP1obMCHB5ebQ==
-----END CERTIFICATE-----
</ca>

  

Click the device you want to enable. Input your VPN username and password. Ensure the enable check box is ticked. Click apply. 


Congratulations! You're connected to the VPN of your choice.


If you are experiencing an error when trying to connect to the VPN using the config you've input please go here.